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Description: Police Station
Date Listed: 12 August 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 164199
OS Grid Reference: TQ1392994626
OS Grid Coordinates: 513929, 194626
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6389, -0.3550
TQ 19 SW BUSHEY SPARROWS HERNE
10/150 Police Station
Police Station. 1883-4 for Metropolitan Police. Red brick with
terracotta and sandstone dressings. Slate hipped roof. 3 storeys. 5
bays. 2 bays to right set back slightly. Entrance to right: banded
rustication to jambs, round arched head, recessed spandrels below a
bracketed moulded pediment. 'Metropolitan Police' inscribed in frieze.
Plinth. Stringcourse below ground floor windows, upper string courses
and sandstone courses. Glazing bar sashes in keyed moulded and gauged
brick surrounds with slightly cambered heads. First and second floor
windows with aprons. Coved cornice. 3 large stacks with projecting
strips on shafts and oversailing caps. Left return has 2 bays, windows
in plain reveals with gauged brick heads. Pediment over stone surround
to entrance towards rear. Extruded stack with offsets. Right return: 1
bay to 2 storey 1 bay lean-to, extended to rear 1 storey with a coved
cornice, stack to rear. Originally building held an office, an
occasional Court, 3 cells and 2 married quarters. Attached to front are
forecourt railings with a pier and Police lamp to entrance.
Listing NGR: TQ1392994626
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Source: English Heritage
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